You don't mess with Texas. At least, that's precisely what State Rep. Lyle Larson is saying with HB 149.
HB 149 is designed to counter the indefinite detention provisions, sections 1021 and 1022, of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. These sections authorize the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of anyone who commits a "belligerent act," or is suspected of terrorism, and violate over 13 provisions of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. the law has also been condemned by retired members of the Armed Forces, a current U.S. Congressman, Federal Judge Katherine B. Forrest and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Rep. Larson's bill, once amended, will protect the people of Texas from indefinite military detention and extrajudicial assassination without charge or trial. However, we have to get it through Committee first.
It's time to bring the pressure. One call, and taking 30 seconds to tell your legislator what you think, can make all the difference.
Contact members of the Texas House Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility NOW and tell them, politely but firmly, you will accept nothing less than a YES on HB 149. (Out-of-staters are encouraged to call as well.)
Rep. Brandon Creighton:
Rep. Cindy Burkett: